7 killed in Pak after gunmen fire at car carrying NGO workers

 Unidentified gunmen ambushed a car carrying workers of an NGO in Pakistan's restive northwest today, killing seven persons including six women.

The gunmen ambushed the car near the remote Sher Afzal Banda area of Swabi district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province this afternoon.

The NGO workers were returning from a community centre.Six women and a man were killed in the shooting, district police chief Abdul Rashid told reporters. The driver of the car was injured.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and was out of danger, Rashid said.
The victims worked for the NGO Ujala that is engaged in health and education programmes.
Four gunmen were involved in the attack, officials said.

Police have launched a search operation but were unable to trace the attackers. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

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